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“Ohh! the orchids, the clacking bamboo, the amazing fig trees”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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US$49.00*
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Small-Group Tour: 3-Hour Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
Ranked #2 of 147 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Selby is the GEM of Sarasota along the water's edge. Education has never been so relaxing and beautiful. Wonderful for EVERYONE kids up to the oldest of the elderly, Selby is punctuated with many surprises tucked amongst the tropical and sub-tropical flora: Indonesian figures, gongs, scores and scores of curious Koi fish dart about the waterlilies and even a shy little black snake makes it's home there (there is a sign so that you know it's approximate whereabouts). Finish up at the Mansion's ever changing displays of art and a cup of tea at the tea shop. The shady parking will keep your car from being too sweltering later on.

Thank jenny l
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Incredible. A Garden of Eden on Sarasota Bay. There is no way you will be disappointed in this place.

Thank Victoriaparkman
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Went to see the gardens lit up for Christmas.. Arrived after dark and it was beautiful..!!!
Creative use of lights and plants... Cool weather... Relaxed atmosphere... Bagpipes playing Christmas music... Very polite and helpful people.. All around Wonderful..!!

Thank Nathan E
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Breath Taking, Beautiful, Educational, Spectacular, Peaceful, Restful and not a place to miss in Sarasota. You will just love it and want to build a home right in the middle of it.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Living here means we can drop in anytime we want. We take friends to see it and purchase unusual items. Very well done.

Thank lucille s
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